History Trivia Questions #33Free Trivia Questions - Printable Trivia
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The last in the Julio-Claudian dynasty, when was Nero the Emperor of Rome?
a. 267 BC
b. 109 BC
c. 270 AD
d. 54 AD
54 AD - Nero is infamous for killing his own mother.
One of the most feared enemies of the Roman Empire, which of these individuals was the King of the Huns?
Attila - Attila ruled with his brother Bleda, who died mysteriously.
Which ancient Semitic civilization founded the ancient city of Carthage?
Phoenicians - This city-state was founded in the ninth century BC.
Which nation used to be called the British Honduras?
Belize - British Honduras was renamed to Belize in 1973.
Establishing kingdoms in Spain and Africa, the Vandals originally came from which region?
d. South America
Poland - The first known king of the Vandals was Wisimar.
Which explorer discovered the mouth of the Amazon River sometime around 1500?
a. Anthony van Diemen
b. James Cook
c. Sebastian Cabot
d. Amerigo Vespucci
Amerigo Vespucci - Amerigo was born in 1454 in Florence, Italy.
Which General was responsible for the burning of Atlanta during the Civil War?
Sherman - Atlanta fell in 1864.
Currently the second largest city in Russia, which of these cities was founded by Peter the Great in 1703?
a. St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg - The city was once called Leningrad.
Who was the commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force on D-Day?
a. Harry Truman
b. Douglas MacArthur
c. Dwight Eisenhower
d. Winston Churchill
Dwight Eisenhower - D-Day occurred on June 6th 1944.
Which country declared war on France and Britain on the 10th of June 1940?
Italy - Italy was lead by Benito Mussolini.
Fought during the Norman conquest of England, who lead the Anglo-Saxon army at the Battle of Hastings?
a. Richard the Lionhearted
b. King Charles I
c. King Harold II
King Harold II - The Battle of Hasting occurred in 1066.
Who was the Prime Minister of Japan in 2010?
a. Hideki Tojo
b. Tanaka Gilichi
c. Inukai Tsuyoshi
d. Naoto Kan
Naoto Kan - Hideki Tojo was the Prime Minister during WWII.
America's national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner, was written during which war?
a. War of 1812
b. War of Independence
c. Korean War
d. US Civil War
War of 1812 - The Anthem was written by Francis Scott Key.
Who is known by the Chinese as Kongzi?
a. Li Si
Confucius - Confucius' name was Kong Qiu. He is also referred to as Kong Fuzi.
In which year did American artist Andy Warhol die?
1987 - Andy Warhol is known for his work in Pop Art.
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